Connolly: January 6 Was 'Commencement' of 'Ugly' Fight for Future of Democracy

Connolly: January 6 Was 'Commencement' of 'Ugly' Fight for Future of Democracy


Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) said the January 6 Capitol riot was the “commencement” of a fight for American democracy.

Connolly said, “Republicans need to understand that you can’t enable his behavior. You have to call it out. Yes, you may take some grief for that initially, but at the end of the day, that’s the only way to disenthrall your base from Donald Trump.

Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “But if a deadly insurrection whose mission was to hang, murder Mike Pence, then get them to stop being cowards, what will? You really think a congressional investigation could break the fever?”

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Connolly said, “I don’t know that one investigation is going to break this fever. In some ways, Trump

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